Samsung Outs Freeform 5 for U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular and Samsung have published information about the Freeform 5, a QWERTY-equipped messaging phone. The Freeform 5 runs Qualcomm's BREW platform, which is used for feature phones, and it includes messaging features, adjustable wallpapers, and Samsung-developed widgets. The Freeform 5 features a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a full physical keyboard, a 3-megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth, and Voice Commands. The device runs on U.S. Cellular's 3G network and has a 1000mAh battery. U.S. Cellular is selling the Freeform 5 for $69.99.
Samsung's Latest Smartwatch Can Make Voice Calls
Samsung debuted a new smartwatch that can make and receive voice calls, as well as send and receive messages thanks to built-in 3G radios. The Gear S is based on Samsung's Tizen platform and features a 2-inch, curved Super AMOLED display with 360 x 480 pixels.
Consumer Cellular Adds Huawei Mate 2 and Vision 2
Consumer Cellular today announced the immediate availability of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 and Vision 2. The Mate 2 has been available to U.S.
Consumer Cellular Adds Alcatel Pop 3 and Others to Lineup
Consumer Cellular recently added four phones to its roster of inexpensive devices, including the Alcatel Pop 3. The Pop 3 (pictured) has a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 8 GB of storage, 5-megapixel camera, and FM radio.
Consumer Cellular Launches Doro 824 Smartphone
Consumer Cellular today announced the Doro 824 SmartEasy handset, an Android phone that features a user interface simplified for senior users. The 824 is based on Android 5.1, but trades in the typical home screen experience for an action-based menu for sending messages, making calls, browsing the web, and so on.
Consumer Cellular Picks Up the ZTE Avid 916 and Moto G5 Plus
Consumer Cellular recently added the ZTE Avid 916 and Motorola Moto G5 Plus to its roster of Android-based smartphones. The Avid 916 (pictured), a variant of the ZTE Grand / Champ, includes a 5.5-inch 720p display, 1.3 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, and 8 GB of internal storage.
Quit it with the Freeforms
Wow somewhere there's a warehouse full of this hardware...
It ran Windows 5 back in the day, and i'm sure there was a 6.1 version at some point too, from one of these guys. heh
Funny to see this thing pop up again with yet another vendors name on it.
Such a small niche form factor, yet keeps getting rehashed for use every couple of years as an attempt (or was) to get Blackberry users to move onto windows.
Buy to make your text messaging life easier banging out a million texts a month with its full keyboard instead of the numeric keypad of a flip phone....